Tuesday, 9 September 2008

Turquoise flight

I recently asked a group to describe a bird or animal in less than three words. It's a useful honing exercise to help us work out exactly what it is that makes a species distinct (appearance, behaviour, habitat etc.). It also promotes the many meaning we attach to words.

Can you describe your favourite birds / animals in three words or less? Please share - but don't tell us what the creature is - it should be obvious....

Photo used by kind permission of Colin Smith. Use the link opposite to his site.

3 comments:

Crafty Green Poet said...

I'll work on this one!

So often I have seen that turqoise flight - perfect description of a kingfisher.

gingatao said...

That is tricky one. Secretive duckbilled monotreme? Hello,

Mistlethrush said...

Got that one with the second word, Gingatao. One of my favourite creatures - very charismatic, even if they are poisonous.

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